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    I'm About Done With...

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    ...winter. Been cold too long, and I'm in Arizona!
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    Not even groundhog day yet... gonna have to ride this one out a little longer

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    Beautiful weekend in SoCal. I did trail work today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
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    ...winter. Been cold too long, and I'm in Arizona!
    I'm about done with rain in January!

    Too warm here, won't stay below freezing. Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. Just turns everything to ice instead of staying cold so I can ride on snow.

    November had more cold days than December and January combined it seems.

    Common nature, where's the polar vortex??
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    Thanks for the reminder RC. Iíve been trying to put the cold out of my mind. I donít ride in deep freeze temps like others on here. Did that in my younger days.
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    Problem here is the cold then warm, snow one day rain the next. Have a brand new 2020 stumpy that has seen dirt once so far. Cant even get trails solid enough for the fatty and no real snow accumulations to make tooling around on it any fun...

    Needs to either freeze or just stop raining/icing/snowing so trails get rideable for once.

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    It's in the friggen 70's today... How does that qualify as winter???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I'm about done with...


    ...winter. Been cold too long, and I'm in Arizona!
    You in Northern AZ? Iím in the East Mesa area and it was beautiful today.


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    Quote Originally Posted by distortion10 View Post
    You in Northern AZ? Iím in the East Mesa area and it was beautiful today.

    Plot twist!

    Is this really about long hard winters in AZ or is someone trying to keep people from moving there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I'm about done with rain in January!

    Too warm here, won't stay below freezing. Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. Just turns everything to ice instead of staying cold so I can ride on snow.

    November had more cold days than December and January combined it seems.

    Common nature, where's the polar vortex??
    Frikken-A man, same here...FTS!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Thanks for the reminder RC. Iíve been trying to put the cold out of my mind. I donít ride in deep freeze temps like others on here. Did that in my younger days.
    Hope you got out today DJ. It was nearly 60 degrees. Local trails were pretty crowded this morning.

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    We interrupt this complaining to ask these important questions:
    Arizonans complaining about the weather? What?

    I don't know where you are in AZ but let's compare say, Phoenix with where I live, Eugene, OR.

    To give you an idea how far north of you I am, here's a photo of a sign on Interstate 5 near Keizer (my GF lives in Keizer):


    Meanwhile Phoenix lies at about 34.5į latitude. (That's waaaay south.)

    Phoenix in January:
    Average high temp: 67į
    Average low: 46į
    Average Jan precip: .91"

    Eugene in January:
    Average high temp: 47į
    Average low: 34į
    Average Jan precip: 6.85"

    Not only are the winter days up here colder and wetter, they're also shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the one ring View Post
    Beautiful weekend in SoCal. I did trail work today.
    Yes, it is a beautiful weekend in SoCal. I did trail riding today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Hope you got out today DJ. It was nearly 60 degrees. Local trails were pretty crowded this morning.
    And a very cold wind, and I hate weekends on our local trails, insanity. Besides Iíve been too busy getting my dads house ready to sell after he passed away a month ago.
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    We've had a very wet (but not cold enough for snow) winter. That's actually kind of helped me since I'm unable to ride due to injury recovery; if it was sunny but cold days like I normally ride in the winter, I'd really feel like I was missing out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I'm about done with rain in January!

    Too warm here, won't stay below freezing. Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. Just turns everything to ice instead of staying cold so I can ride on snow.

    November had more cold days than December and January combined it seems.

    Common nature, where's the polar vortex??
    Yeah same here, if it was at least frozen we can still ride. Been raining for the past 7 days. Everything is sloppy


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    Apparently we need more exciting hobbies like Tim208
    Makes that look easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Train Wreck View Post
    Plot twist!

    Is this really about long hard winters in AZ or is someone trying to keep people from moving there?
    Yea don't move here. Long cold dark miserable winters and unbearable extreme summer heat with months of no rain. Stay where you are. Today is miserable. It's sunny clear and 70. I don't know what to do...

    I do live north of Phoenix so it's a bit colder. It was 31 degrees when I got up at 6am today. It's 63 now.

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    Maybe I should go outside... I'm stuck inside an arena in Glendale, and when I come in each morning it's in the 40s, and not much better when I get out. Haven't seen daylight for several days, and it was raining and cold when I drove up here Monday... or was it Tuesday?
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    We could really use some more rain here in SoCal.

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    Arizona was terrible today, when will this winter ever end??
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Arizona was terrible today, when will this winter ever end??
    See now that's a level of sarcasm I can get behind. Sweet lookin bike, love the handlebars, and jealous of that terrain/view. Good stuff!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6280 View Post


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    I was about to say I-70 through Colorado then I saw your little reference at the bottom. What resort did you hit?

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    Arizona was terrible today, when will this winter ever end??
    The ironic part is the member who started this thread is a Zonie.
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    My son wanted to hit up the terrain park at Keystone. Normally Iíd never ride and drive back on a Sunday but my work schedule isnít cooperating these days.
    As funny as it sounds Iíll be back on I-70 tomorrow if everything works out and Iíll hit up Floyd Hill (driving by today the parking lot was packed).



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    Quote Originally Posted by 6280 View Post
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    My son wanted to hit up the terrain park at Keystone. Normally Iíd never ride and drive back on a Sunday but my work schedule isnít cooperating these days.
    As funny as it sounds Iíll be back on I-70 tomorrow if everything works out and Iíll hit up Floyd Hill (driving by today the parking lot was packed).



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    Well, at least tomorrow being a week day you may be able to breath on that highway. Have fun and post up a report.

    I assume youíre going fat biking.
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    It is a blast. I haven't done it in decades, but will never forget how fun it was/is. I feel lucky to be alive today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    I'm about done with rain in January!

    Too warm here, won't stay below freezing. Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw. Just turns everything to ice instead of staying cold so I can ride on snow.

    November had more cold days than December and January combined it seems.

    Common nature, where's the polar vortex??
    This could just be the new norm for us, too. I want some damn snow so I can get out for more xc skiing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Arizona was terrible today, when will this winter ever end??
    Browns?
    Dont make me go all Jonathan Winters on this gas station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6280 View Post


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    I-70 is one of the reasons I hardly ski anymore, and haven't skied on a weekend in close to 20 years. When we lived in Summit County, we'd enjoy sitting by the fire on Sunday afternoons listening to the traffic reports on the radio about the miserable conditions on I-70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    Browns?
    Yep, at the high point of Diablo South, just before the first descent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaklabl View Post
    Yep, at the high point of Diablo South, just before the first descent.
    Damn. I rode there last winter. Couple days, even. Nice zone.

    FWIW it's 46į and pouring here in Eugene. Wunderground's forecast calls for 2" of rain in the next 4 days. Please have fun for me. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post

    The ironic part is the member who started this thread is a Zonie.
    ...exactly... it takes at least 80F to warm my old bones now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    ...exactly... it takes at least 80F to warm my old bones now!
    Have you considered wearing an astronaut suit 24/7? You can maintain your climate using one of those.

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    I have actually volunteered for SPACE FORCE (said in a deep and resonant, voiceover style voice)... hoping the suits will be nice and toasty!
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    ...or maybe they'll send me somewhere a little closer to the sun...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    ...or maybe they'll send me somewhere a little closer to the sun...
    Wherever they send you, I hope the riding is nice there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I'm about done with the thread sanitation, you get erased if you post anything that isn't pro-ebike or refuse to worship heroes who aren't worthy. Big Brother can suck my duck.
    Oh bugger! I am not pro-ebike, and have zero heros except my cats and wife... I just hope they are worthy in the eyes of Big Brother cos I def don't want him sucking my dick, neither do I wish to suddenly go 'Pfffft........!'..........
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    ...about done with... not riding for a while.

    I haven't got on my bike since just before Thanksgiving when I got very sick. Been struggling to get my strength up since then, had the bike fettled and ready a few times recently, but something always conspired to stop me getting out on it. One of my doctors had advised not to ride yet, but I cannot NOT ride! So I finally got out this morning.

    Easy 10 mile-ish loop near my house thru the desert, and it was fabulous So good to get back out! I am still weak as a kitten, but gonna keep it up as much as I can. The weather is also getting better too, 77F right now, so that will be a help

    Onwards and upwards!
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    Best of luck to you, rockerc. Went to plus rep you but alas, canít be doe in the OC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Best of luck to you, rockerc. Went to plus rep you but alas, canít be doe in the OC.
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    Ditto!
    Good to hear you got out RC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    ...about done with... not riding for a while.

    I haven't got on my bike since just before Thanksgiving when I got very sick. Been struggling to get my strength up since then, had the bike fettled and ready a few times recently, but something always conspired to stop me getting out on it. One of my doctors had advised not to ride yet, but I cannot NOT ride! So I finally got out this morning.

    Easy 10 mile-ish loop near my house thru the desert, and it was fabulous So good to get back out! I am still weak as a kitten, but gonna keep it up as much as I can. The weather is also getting better too, 77F right now, so that will be a help

    Onwards and upwards!
    Glad to hear that you got out on two wheels. Keep fighting the good fight mate!

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    Off camber invisible rep chicklet sent your way, rockerc.
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    Update:

    Slowly but surely!
    I rode up to Upper Javelina this morning, my favorite local trail, steep, rocky and something I used to be able to ride up with only a couple of very minor HAB sections. Today I made it up to the first saddle and got the better views of undisturbed scenery
    I felt like I was a rank beginner again, and had to get off and rest often, but made it half way to the top! Next time I'll try for the top, but it'll take a while I'm sure...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Update:

    Slowly but surely!
    I rode up to Upper Javelina this morning, my favorite local trail, steep, rocky and something I used to be able to ride up with only a couple of very minor HAB sections. Today I made it up to the first saddle and got the better views of undisturbed scenery
    I felt like I was a rank beginner again, and had to get off and rest often, but made it half way to the top! Next time I'll try for the top, but it'll take a while I'm sure...
    Very cool! Keep on keepin' on, mate.
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    ^ +1 Good to hear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Update:

    Slowly but surely!
    I rode up to Upper Javelina this morning, my favorite local trail, steep, rocky and something I used to be able to ride up with only a couple of very minor HAB sections. Today I made it up to the first saddle and got the better views of undisturbed scenery
    I felt like I was a rank beginner again, and had to get off and rest often, but made it half way to the top! Next time I'll try for the top, but it'll take a while I'm sure...
    Itís not even about beating your healthier accomplishments, itís about getting out there and bettering yourself with each time since. You are a tough cookie Mr. Rocker, you have come this far, keep on pushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Update:

    Slowly but surely!
    I rode up to Upper Javelina this morning...
    Way to freakin' GO! I love that trail (tho I've only descended it.) Anyway good on ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Itís not even about beating your healthier accomplishments, itís about getting out there and bettering yourself with each time since. You are a tough cookie Mr. Rocker, you have come this far, keep on pushing.
    Yeah. I think back to how I used to feel when I first started riding here in the tricky stuff. I got better then after some hard work, so I can do it again Might need to carry oxygen tho!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Way to freakin' GO! I love that trail (tho I've only descended it.) Anyway good on ya.
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    Heheh! I love it too. A lot of the work on it is from me and some pals, but it needs some TLC again. I have a bunch of virgin tools that need breaking in that I bought just when I got sick, so hopefully soon I can get them mucky It's a lot easier coming down there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I-70 is one of the reasons I hardly ski anymore, and haven't skied on a weekend in close to 20 years. When we lived in Summit County, we'd enjoy sitting by the fire on Sunday afternoons listening to the traffic reports on the radio about the miserable conditions on I-70.
    https://www.powder.com/stories/vail-...es-wait-times/

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    WTF? No thanks!

    One of my biggest powder days was at Vail in the late 1980ís. Actually a four day mid week trip that was full of powder every day. The first day was 4í of fresh with zero tracks but our own for the first three hours. Ski down and right back up without a line. I look at what was the other day crowds and want to throw up. Of course we were paying a $35 lift ticket fee as well. Todayís prices at Vail are $209 for an adult lift ticket, what a joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    Rocker is my hero. That said, I still haven't thrown a leg over saddle in.......a while.
    Get over here and we'll go ride together sometime... old sick farts struggling together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Get over here and we'll go ride together sometime... old sick farts struggling together!
    Or:

    You should drive the 3 hours to San Diego for a cool down and some great riding. Rays an ďoldĒ local and knows all the spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Or:

    You should drive the 3 hours to San Diego for a cool down and some great riding. Rays an ďoldĒ local and knows all the spots.
    If it was 3 hours I'd be there in 2 and a half! But a cool down would be nice...


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    No way you can drive from Tucson to San Diego in 3 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    No way you can drive from Tucson to San Diego in 3 hrs.
    But you could make it to Yuma. I know all the old neighborhood taverns in Yuma, Summerton, and Winterhaven.

    It's a different kind of adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    No way you can drive from Tucson to San Diego in 3 hrs.
    Whatís the difference between 3 hours and 6? Itís been years since Iíve made that drive and it shows.

    Still, RC needs to make that drive me thinks.
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    Winston Wolfe could make that drive in three hrous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Winston Wolfe could make that drive in three hrous.
    That is some funny stuff right there. Hopefully Winston wonít be needed for this job.
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    Who the fuk is Winston Wolfe? And how many hrous in an hour?

    I can make Yuma in 3.10 Steve, but I wouldn't want to stop there
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    Can't find a better video that shows this part of the scene, when The Wolf is on the phone saying "It's 30mins away, I'll be there in 10".

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    Google Images.

    What did they do to it? It's terrible. Unusable. WTF!

    If you try to click an image and blow it up, it gets a tiny bit bigger and is set off to the side. Yeah, that's what I wanted, thanks Google.

    I can't even use it anymore.

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    dropping into montana from idaho. god i love winter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Who the fuk is Winston Wolfe? And how many hrous in an hour?

    I can make Yuma in 3.10 Steve, but I wouldn't want to stop there
    Who's Steve, RC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim208 View Post
    dropping into montana from idaho. god i love winter!
    I may have to try this snowmobile thing... is that white stuff warm & snuggly if you fall off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I may have to try this snowmobile thing... is that white stuff warm & snuggly if you fall off?
    It's beautiful to look at, HERE, but even here, about the 4th time I see one of those beautiful pics, my shoulders kinda hunch up, and just a wee bit of a shiver starts up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    I may have to try this snowmobile thing... is that white stuff warm & snuggly if you fall off?
    Itís a beautiful thang! Especially from the seat of one of those powder rockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    No way you can drive from Tucson to San Diego in 3 hrs.
    I got from Phoenix to SD in 3 hours 23 min. 2 stops for gas and 15 min with the police. best to keep it under 100mph through El Centro. But I am all done with sports cars. now it is just 4x4s. Only ticket I am going to get would be trespassing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    I got from Phoenix to SD in 3 hours 23 min. 2 stops for gas and 15 min with the police. best to keep it under 100mph through El Centro. But I am all done with sports cars. now it is just 4x4s. Only ticket I am going to get would be trespassing.
    Where did the coppers stop you?
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    just west of El Centro. by the sunbeam rest stop. I drove to Yuma, my buddy Calvin drove from Yuma on. We were pulled over, CHP officer told my friend, "You get out, told me, "you drive". Ticket was written for 124mph so we did not need to be arrested. he told us our actual speed was 147mph. The ticket was $1274 because Calvin did not pay it on time.

    Our top speed according to GPS was 171mph. We stopped in Gila bend for gas and El Centro. When we got to the border stop in the mountains near Japatul Valley they laughed and said, "oh its you two".

    The car was my 94 Camaro well modified.
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    That's a great story! Yer quite the daredevil. I had an old martial art acquaintance who once agreed to drive us to our kungfu school, which at that time was in Torrance. Normally it's a 2.5 hour drive. He was late to pick us up, but told us no worries, he'd get us there on time. He seemed to know where all the CHP traps were, he drove on shoulders, zigzagged in and out of lanes in his full-sized Electra, and got us there 30 minutes before our training session. It took a bit more than 1 hour, 15 minutes. That was quite a ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiut View Post
    just west of El Centro. by the sunbeam rest stop. I drove to Yuma, my buddy Calvin drove from Yuma on. We were pulled over, CHP officer told my friend, "You get out, told me, "you drive". Ticket was written for 124mph so we did not need to be arrested. he told us our actual speed was 147mph. The ticket was $1274 because Calvin did not pay it on time.

    Our top speed according to GPS was 171mph. We stopped in Gila bend for gas and El Centro. When we got to the border stop in the mountains near Japatul Valley they laughed and said, "oh its you two".

    The car was my 94 Camaro well modified.
    Good stuff, the Sunbeam exit you mentioned, some buddies and I used to go way out there in the winter months to Sunbeam Reservoir to go jet skiing. Thereís no fresh water lakes open to water craft in the winter months in San Diego county. We were forced to head way out there in the desert. Great little pond [hidden oasis] without anyone on it where we could practice standup freestyle moves. Always glassy but very cold, water temps were in the low 50ís.
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    always wanted to head out to sunbeam. never stopped there but it looks nice. now that the yacht is sold Im done with going out that way. oh wait, I'll be there for comic-con and bike the bay. damn, just cant stay away from San Diego.
    Dont make me go all Jonathan Winters on this gas station.

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    heheh! Vanishing Point stuff!

    I once went to Germany with an old motorbike riding buddy, and he was on an Aprilia RSVR and I was on my old Kawasaki ZX12R. We liked to go quickly. On the return, we got onto an autoroute in France, where they took a note of the time you took your toll ticket. When you left the road, you handed back the ticket and they calculated cost. What we did not know was that they also calculated average speed. This was a new thing at the time.

    When the booth girl looked at the tickets, she shook her head and muttered "ce n'est pas possible!" She laughed and said the machine must be broken as we had apparently been averaging a little over 260 kph for the last 100 miles or so, (a shade over 160 mph). And we had even stopped for a quick gas top up before the ferry... she was so dumbfounded, she even waived the toll fee!
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    Almost forgot... I'm about done with being sick... officially. Just got back from the Oncologist, and she said I could not do any strenuous exercise for a while, perhaps up to a month, because some of the meds I am on carry a big risk of rupturing tendons! I asked if bike riding was ok, and she shook her head and said "Nooo, absolutely not!" Maybe I'll just carry the bike up the hill...

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    Don't chance it, RC. Last thing you need is to be cancer free with ruptured tendons to wait out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    WTF? No thanks!

    One of my biggest powder days was at Vail in the late 1980ís. Actually a four day mid week trip that was full of powder every day. The first day was 4í of fresh with zero tracks but our own for the first three hours. Ski down and right back up without a line. I look at what was the other day crowds and want to throw up. Of course we were paying a $35 lift ticket fee as well. Todayís prices at Vail are $209 for an adult lift ticket, what a joke.
    That's crazy, but obviously people are willing to pay, so they keep jacking it higher.
    My season pass (early bird) was $230.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radium View Post
    Don't chance it, RC. Last thing you need is to be cancer free with ruptured tendons to wait out!
    Unfortunately there is no cure for what I have just yet, altho there is encouraging research. With the chemo tho I can maintain until the Corona virus takes me down
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Unfortunately there is no cure for what I have just yet, altho there is encouraging research. With the chemo tho I can maintain until the Corona virus takes me down
    Now, THAT'S positive thinking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    That's crazy, but obviously people are willing to pay, so they keep jacking it higher.
    My season pass (early bird) was $230.
    Jeebus. I remember paying $20 a day at Alta. Snowbird was a "luxury" at $30-something a day.
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